TRUFUEL Premixed Gas and Oil

By Todd Fratzel on Landscaping


Millions of homeowners are about to give their leaf blowers, weed whackers and chainsaws a substantial autumnal workout. Until now, however, homeowners had a hassle on their hands when operating this equipment – either painstakingly measuring a gas to oil ratio for fuel, or worse, unknowingly damaging the expensive equipment by using ethanol-laden fuel, which corrodes these household investments.

Enter TRUFUEL, the nation’s first premixed gas and oil, poised to make life a lot easier for gardeners, landscapers and general home and garden enthusiasts who use two-cycle engine machines.

Available in both 50:1 and 40:1 gas:oil ratios, TRUFUEL eliminates any need for mixing gas and oil in the garage, or messing around with gas cans. In addition to the convenience benefit, TRUFUEL is ethanol-free and benzene-free – protecting the 2-cycle engine from the corrosive nature of ethanol, ensuring peak performance of equipment, and protecting the investment on power equipment that your readers make.


  • Precise ratios: Available in both 50:1 and 40:1 gas:oil ratios, TRUFUEL is an engineered, ready to use 2-cycle engine fuel for weed eaters, leaf blowers or chainsaws. The precise oil-to-gas blend in TRUFUEL assures the right ratio every time, and eliminates the need for mixing gas and oil, or messing around with gas cans – saving time, hassle and mess.
  • Ease of use: Users can simply open the cans and pour the product into their equipment. The product is packaged in easy-to-use, childproof, one quart cans and has a multi-year shelf life.
  • Precise blend: Both products have been precisely blended with an advanced synthetic lubricant at the exact ratios suggested by the major manufacturers of hand-held power equipment. Since high performance helps to extend the lifetime of a 2-cycle engine, a fuel stabilizer is added to TRUFUEL to ensure fresh fuel for every use.


  • Ready to use: TRUFUEL is the only premixed 2-cycle engine fuel ready to use in weed eaters, leaf blowers and chainsaws. Each easy pour cone-top can is fitted with a childproof cap, eliminating unwanted gas fumes from your garage and ensuring safe storage.
  • Eliminating the guess work: A precise oil-to-gas ratio guarantees the correct blend and eliminates the need for mixing proper ratios of gas and oil. There are no messy funnels, cleaning up dirty spills or guessing the right fuel to oil ratio. Additionally, there are no more unnecessary trips to the gas station or running out of fuel in the middle of a job. Users can simply pour the fuel into their weed eaters, leaf blowers or chainsaws.


  • Optimizing performance: TRUFUEL is an engineered fuel designed to optimize the performance of 2-cycle engines to start easier, run more efficiently and last longer. The patent-pending formulation starts with a special stream of high-octane fuel that is very different from gasoline from the gas station, and developed for exclusive use in TRUFUEL.
  • Vented versus sealed containers: In vented containers, gasoline can lose octane and vapor pressure, attract water, and in some cases separate into its base components. This deterioration occurs when the fuel is left unused in a vented container over the course of several months. Unlike vented gas containers, the ready-to-use fuel in TRUFUEL is packaged in a sealed container to ensure freshness upon opening.
  • Technical specifications: Difficulty in starting a 2-cycle engine is usually a result of poor fuel and plug fouling, not the equipment itself. Technical specifications for vapor pressure and octane have been perfected with TRUFUEL, and a synthetic lubricant burns cleaner and reduces plug fouling to optimize performance of 2-cycle engines.


  • Ethanol-free : The gasoline that goes into TRUFUEL is specially engineered for 2-cycle engines and never contains ethanol. That’s because while ethanol is great in automobiles, it’s detrimental for the performance of 2-cycle engines like leaf blowers, weed eaters and chainsaws.
  • Ethanol leads to engine failure: What most people don’t know is that more 50 percent of the gasoline sold in the U.S. contains ethanol, and that problems can arise when gasoline with ethanol is left unused for extended periods of time. Here’s why. The ethanol in gasoline attracts water from the atmosphere and the two bond together. This ethanol/water mixture separates from the gasoline in a process called “phase separation”. When starting a 2-cycle engine, the machine uses the ethanol/water that has separated from the gasoline and does not receive the lubrication that it needs. This can cause immediate engine failure.
  • Reducing equipment lifespan: More, ethanol is also a powerful solvent and when separation occurs, it often degrades rubber fuel lines and plastic components causing unnecessary maintenance problems, thus reducing the lifespan of your equipment.

About the author

Todd Fratzel

I'm full time builder for a large construction company in New Hampshire. I run their design-build division that specializes in custom homes, commercial design-build projects and sub-divisions. I'm also a licensed civil and structural engineer with extensive experience in civil and structural design and home construction. My hope is that I can share my experience in the home construction, home improvement and home renovation profession with other builders and home owners. I'm also the Editor-in-Chief and Founder of Tool Box Buzz. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions, suggestions or you'd like to inquire about advertising on this site.

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1 Comment

  1. Jay says:

    I’m glad you showed this — both my weedeater (or trimmer, as you Northies might say) and my blower were running VERY low the other day and I figured it was because the gas has been sitting for a while. (gas purchased @ same time, but obviously some of it was mixed and some of it is still just gas)

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